To know Jesus Christ through worship and service, sharing his love and grace with a vibrant community, and through the joy of the Holy Spirit who empowers us to offer our talents to the glory of God and the care of humanity.
The congregation of Christ Church by the Sea goes forth from the walls of it’s Sanctuary to follow the teaching of Christ by actively participating in social and charitable programs for the betterment of others throughout the Puerto Vallarta community. Individually members represent our Christian mission with their involvement at all levels through the charitable organizations that promote a better life for all God’s children.
ESCUELA DE MIGRANTES
The parish Outreach Committee has adopted a school on the outer edge of San Vicente, serving a settlement of migrant workers who travel within Mexicó to follow the harvest work during the seasons. Without a permanent legal address their children are not allowed in the regular public school system. Over one hundred, eighty children are being educated in three small trailers provided by the government and three part time teachers not paid by the government. Under the leadership of Dennis Rike we have been able to build and equip a kitchen and a sheltered eating area. As an ongoing project the Outreach Committee is studying several other areas in which we can be involved to improve the education and quality of life for these children. You will see parishioners arriving on Sunday mornings with bags of rice, bean and other staples which are taken regularly to supplement the children’s diet.
MAINTAINING THE MISSION
As a Christian community, Christ Church parishioners have committed ten percent of all contributions to the parish for outreach projects in the greater Puerto Vallarta area. The entire offering from our Christmas Eve service this past year, $20,000.00 pesos, was donated to Pasitos de Luz and Corazon de Niñas, two local organizations that provide special care for God’s Children. With the generous contribution of our members and friends, and personal physical involvement, we do represent the spirit of Jesus Christ in this world as our Lord and Savior.